Reducing risk from chemicals that can harm human health and the environment requires international cooperation, since many of these chemicals move across national borders, either through international commerce or as emissions that can travel long distances through the air and water. North America has taken this challenge seriously through a trilateral Sound Management of Chemicals (SMOC) initiative coordinated by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).
The CEC Chemicals Management Forum is a unique opportunity to get involved in this initiative by sharing information and strengthening linkages between regional, national and international chemicals management efforts, while addressing chemical risks as an important element in protecting, sustaining and restoring the health of people, communities and ecosystems in North America.
San Antonio, Texas, USA
15 and 16 May, 2012